Ketamine

Amber-G

Brand Name(s):Ketalar

Indication:Pain only when initiated by Palliative Care Service

Rationale:

Considered:Jan-12

Review Date:Jan-25

Comments:
Jan 20- SPC now states that long term use is not recommended owing to cases of cystitis, including haemorrhagic cystitis, acute kidney injury, hydronephrosis, and ureteral disorders that have been reported with patients taking long term treatment

NICE guideline [NG61]
End of life care for infants, children and young people with life-limiting conditions: planning and management
Dec 2016
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This guidance has been developed by the Palliative Care Team and relates to oral solution or injection for the management of pain.
Refer to Prescribing Guidance on Medicines Management Website